Israel announces raids on a Hamas position in Gaza

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Israeli army said on Friday it had targeted a Hamas position in Gaza in response to a rocket fire from the territory into southern Israel. This is the third shell fired from the Gaza Strip in the last three days, after two weeks of clashes between the Jewish state and Islamic Jihad.

“Earlier in the evening, a shell was fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. In response, an Israeli fighter jet attacked a Hamas military position,” the army statement said.

“A military aircraft raided a Hamas position in northern Gaza in response to the firing of a rocket-propelled grenade from the Gaza Strip into Israel,” an army spokesman said in a tweet.

In a related context, the Ministry of Health in Gaza and Islamic Jihad announced the death of an activist from Al-Quds Brigades on Friday from wounds sustained in an Israeli raid during the recent military confrontation with Tel Aviv about two weeks ago.

The death brings to 36 the number of Palestinians killed during the recent clash, which followed Israel’s assassination of Islamic Jihad leader Bahaa Abu al-Ata two weeks ago.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza also reported the death of a Palestinian boy by the Israeli army in the east of Khan Yunis and the wounding of four others.

A “fragile” ceasefire came into effect on 14 November.

Since 2008, Israel has led three wars against Hamas and its allied factions in the Gaza Strip.


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